Scottish Youth Film Foundation

The Scottish Youth Film Foundation is a charity which aims to improve the life outcomes of young people in Scotland through film. We do this in three ways, our annual festival, through film education in schools, and through Outreach film projects that target young people who would not normally have an opportunity to make a film.

If you’d like to support our work use the QR code or donate button below. Scottish Youth Film Foundation is a charity which depends on grants and awards from funding bodies for its survival. Any money donated will be used to deliver outreach or education work to the young people of Scotland. Please click on the link and give what you can.

Donate to the Scottish Youth Film Foundation

If you’d like to know more then our YouTube channel has some films from Industry Insiders and some sessions from previous festivals that show what we do.

And do follow us on Facebook and Twitter. This is how we advertise our opportunities, awards and competitions.

All the young people I've worked with, whose films have featured in the festival, really get a lot out of taking part. This year was no exception and was cheered to see how well and professionally the online presentation was this year. Well done to everyone involved in making this a highlight of the year in film education in Scotland.

Kevin Cameron, Filmmaker and Animator - 2020

This is a great film festival for young people, it does not try to be grand or exclusive. It encourages all the young people it can reach, to take part and learn something or take something positive away.

Lee Vann-Wakelin, Scene 1 Take 1 - Dumfries 2020

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